“Something that most people see as ugly but you see as beautiful” Task 2 – Daily challenge

I can’t sleep.

4 hours and 25 minutes.

I’ve been to bed, completed my Wim Hoff breathing exercise, got out of bed, meditated, peed three times, face booked, commented on blogs, listened to the cat snore for the past hour and now the hamster is running it’s wheel…


It’s 2.34 am and I’m going to attempt my next writing challenge which has been set as the title of this post.


alone he roamed
no place
no home
an eternal wanderer

clothes were rags
his life
in bags
carrying a heavy heart

stench was bad
the jeers
so sad
yet perfectly polite

people did stare
so ugly
no care
misunderstood by many

a broken story
such loss
no glory
of an English poet

spirit so free
in peace
I see
the most beautiful man

Theodore Racine Searle
Born 1916 Died 1987
The Isle of Wight’s most Eloquent Tramp

Photo source unknown

Katie’s challenge was Martin Luther King.

Artist – Katie Hobbs 2020

I’m in desperate need of sleep now.

©All Rights Reserved – The boy in the chip shop 2019-20

Author: Michelle Denness

Wife, mother to three incredible kids and aspiring writer/poet. I am passionate about sharing personal stories to empower others and this space is for me to be open and free with my thoughts. This is my journey...

4 thoughts on ““Something that most people see as ugly but you see as beautiful” Task 2 – Daily challenge”

    1. I remember him well. He was an amazing character and an incredible pianist too. My father used to have conversations with him whilst sitting down at the seafront with our old dog.
      Wonderful man who chose to live outside in a small wooded area local to my hometown 🙂


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